Man, there is nothing more frustrating than being IN FLOW narrating, acting, a really beautiful intense inward story, only to listen to the file and realize something in the studio was clicking, and there are random clicks throughout the recording. Was it my headphones? they can be a little clicky. Was it my glasse frames against the pop-filter frame? I *was* pretty close to the filter. Was it the headphone cable swinging into something as I moved? I have NO idea, though you can be sure i’ll be chasing down the problem before i record the next thing!
The amazing thing is, iZotope has a click remover. Now, I purchased iZotope RX7 specifically because it has this MAGIC FILTER that removes mouth-clicks. Those are different from random ‘something in the studio hit something else’ – the de-click function won’t remove mouth-clicks. BUT IT’LL REMOVE THESE CLICKS. I’m playing with the settings, working on the right sensitivity/frequency/etc. to remove the clicks but not touch the overall sound. my ear is SO DAMN PICKY…i’ll nail this one down.
I don’t announce books I’m recording – partly because it’s a privacy matter; if the author and I decide to say ‘nah, not the right narrator’ I don’t want anyone to be publically uncomfortable. But also partly superstition – don’t announce projects! It might make projects dissapear!
But I’m working on a short story anthology and really enjoying the writer tremendously. Prose that makes the reading suuuuuper intense just by BEING that way…in a quiet, inward sort of way. I’m having a blast ;D Project tba when it’s DONE and BEAUTIFUL.
But meanwhile I’LL BE WORKING ON THIS CLICK ISSUE.
RIGHT NOW I HAVE TO GO TO BED. SOUND ENGINEERING TAKES A RIDICULOUS AMOUNT OF TIME.